2. The famous Bengali Nobel Laureate, poet,
philosopher, educationalist and author of the
National Anthem for Bangladesh ‘Amar Shonar
‘Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was
born in another time’
3. Shared Values
Education for Sustainable Development
Breaking down Stereotypes
Global Citizenship for All
4. Complete profile on CCO and add a photograph
Enthusiastic initial greeting, introduction, background and
Name of school and type of education offered with age range of
students to be involved in the partnership.
Suggested project outline with expected outcomes.
Potential curriculum areas to be addressed.
What your school can offer to potential partners to create an
Suggested first steps with a way forward.
Indicate where the response can be posted.
The First Steps in Building the
5. Dear Fatima,
I was very interested in your suggestion for a partnership between our two countries. My name
is Anne Jakins and I am an experienced and enthusiastic teacher from Sackville School East
Grinstead which is in the UK I am keen to involve my students in a Connecting Classrooms Online
experience. My school is situated in an rural area with many of the students involved in farming
and working on the land with their parents.
I am currently working with a group of 14 year old students who would like to get involved in a
project with your school.
I am interested in starting a project on the importance of rivers to the local community which
would compare and contrast the way rivers are used in our regions. Our students are currently
involved in a Geography project and would value this opportunity to learn more about your
country while showing your students how industry and tourism fits into our culture. We can be
flexible though and would be very interested to hear your ideas.
My students and I are looking forward to your response on the CCO forum.
Literacy and Language
7. Raising standards in literacy and language
Using an additional language
Building self confidence and a sense of personal identity
Meeting the Global Millennium Targets
Enhancing health and well-being
Exchanging ideas in the Expressive Arts The First Steps in
Building the Relationship
Non- Teaching Staff
An Educational Opportunity for
9. What do we know about each other’s countries?
What do we know about each other’s lives?
What have we learnt?
How have our opinions changed?
before and after the partnership
10. Where is this place?
What does it look like?
What is it like to live there?
How is this place changing?
What are the issues affecting people who live there?
Why is this place special?
Learning about Distant Localities
11. Learning outcomes
Looking for opinion and bias
Empathy towards others globally
Growing interest in events globally
Growing respect for difference and diversity
Understanding of the relationship between people
and their environment
Villages in Bangladesh and the UK
13. Learning Intention
Increase awareness of similarities and differences between
students so they gain a sense of self worth
I really like......
Something that makes me happy is ......
One thing that is important to me is ......
Something I would like to change is ......
All About Me
17. Digital Diary Dialogues
an eTwinning mobile learning project
Digital Diary Dialogues is a creative ‘student voice’ focused
innovative ‘mobile learning’ eTwinning project. The focus of this
project is cross curricular, multi age and stage with peer to peer
learning activities at the core and is based on the use of the
Nokia N95 as a ‘learning tool’ for students in Finland, Scotland,
England and Afghanistan creating and exchanging micro blogs
and learning objects.
Finding meaningful connectivity
Overcoming unreliable electricity supply and lack of
Creating opportunities for effective cultural
Professional development for teachers
Developing creative solutions
Engaging external organisations to provide support
19. Digital Diary Dialogues
Effective use of mobile
phone technology as a
Using international links as
a creative means of
Mobile phone safety
Sharing pedagogies across
21. Digital Diary Dialogues
Week 2 - Life in a Week
Monday - sports and games
Tuesday - school clothes and
Wednesday - curriculum and school
Thursday - friends (who and where)
Friday - family and home
Saturday - clothes and social life
Sunday - food
23. Digital Diary Dialogues
Week 4 – Spring
Y10 students created and
micro blogged learning
objects via the mobile phone
Images of the signs of spring
created by students using
mobile phone digital video
and stills exchanged
Text message haikus
expressing their thoughts
and feelings about the
coming of spring.
24. 1. Learn from each other
2. Use opportunities as they arrive
3. Work together on joint interests
4. Use local community and newspapers to generate
The Second Stage
32. 1. Find things that you have in common and respect
2. Ask lots of questions
3. Take an interest in people and their lives
4. Keep in regular contact - technology can help
Notas del editor
How an international partnership Raises standards and achievementDeveloping and sustaining a partnership
Raising standards slide
Keep it simple
Curriculum benefits – language geography critical thinking
Pride in cultural identity – religious and cultural ed